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Jury service 16:45 - Jul 26 with 1491 viewsfooters

Hi TWTD,

Just received my first jury summons. Who's done it, what should I expect?

Obviously varies case by case but anything to note?

I'm quite excited by it, actually.

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Jury service on 16:47 - Jul 26 with 1263 viewsStokieBlue

Lets hope it's not an aristocratic type.

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Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 with 1256 viewswkj

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Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 with 1250 viewsfooters

Jury service on 16:47 - Jul 26 by StokieBlue

Lets hope it's not an aristocratic type.

SB


I'm reading De Sade at the moment, weirdly enough.

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Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 with 1251 viewsPaul_Knows

Yes, I done it in September 2017. Quite enjoyed it to be honest. Had 2 cases within my 2 weeks, first one was only a day, the second one lasted 4 days.

It's really good, but can be boring as you do sometimes sit there all day for them to say you're not needed, whereas other days they do let you go really early.

Still, enjoy!
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Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 by Paul_Knows

Yes, I done it in September 2017. Quite enjoyed it to be honest. Had 2 cases within my 2 weeks, first one was only a day, the second one lasted 4 days.

It's really good, but can be boring as you do sometimes sit there all day for them to say you're not needed, whereas other days they do let you go really early.

Still, enjoy!
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I guess they let you know a while in advance if it's going to be split up like that?

Cheers for the info!

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Jury service on 16:57 - Jul 26 with 1189 viewschicoazul

Some members of my extended family did jury service on a particularly nasty gangland case and had to have the OB sat outside their house for 3 months afterwards. Good luck!

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Jury service on 16:59 - Jul 26 with 1173 viewsPaul_Knows

Jury service on 16:56 - Jul 26 by footers

I guess they let you know a while in advance if it's going to be split up like that?

Cheers for the info!


You literally turn up each day, and then a certain number of people (think its 10) get picked at random and then the case begins.

Some people I was there with didn't have any cases within 2 weeks, while some had like 4/5 (although 2/3 of them were only 1 day cases).

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Jury service on 16:59 - Jul 26 with 1175 viewsfactual_blue

It was a hot afternoon and the victim was giving evidence.

'And what happened next?' asked prosecuting counsel.

'The defendant,' said the witness rather haltingly, 'said he...he wanted ... to....'
The witness came to a halt, composed herself, and said 'I'm sorry your honour, but I'm too embarrassed to use his actual words.'

'I understand,' said the judge. 'The clerk will give you a pen and paper and you can write them down for the jury to read.'.

This was duly done, and folded paper was passed along the jury members.

A pretty blonde juror halfway along the back row realised the chap next to her had nodded off in the heat. She nudged his elbow gently. He woke, took the piece of paper, unfolded it, read it and, with a smile and a wink at the blonde, put it in his shirt pocket.

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Jury service on 17:03 - Jul 26 with 1144 viewsfooters

Jury service on 16:59 - Jul 26 by Paul_Knows

You literally turn up each day, and then a certain number of people (think its 10) get picked at random and then the case begins.

Some people I was there with didn't have any cases within 2 weeks, while some had like 4/5 (although 2/3 of them were only 1 day cases).


Bloody hell. My office isn't going to be happy with this at all.


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Jury service on 17:05 - Jul 26 with 1138 viewsDubtractor

Never done jury service, but have been in 2 ID parades.

Back when I was about 20 I had long hair in a ponytail and evidently looked a bit of a geezer!

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Jury service on 17:14 - Jul 26 with 1095 viewsReuser_is_God

Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 by Paul_Knows

Yes, I done it in September 2017. Quite enjoyed it to be honest. Had 2 cases within my 2 weeks, first one was only a day, the second one lasted 4 days.

It's really good, but can be boring as you do sometimes sit there all day for them to say you're not needed, whereas other days they do let you go really early.

Still, enjoy!
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Missus just finished her 1st week, 0 cases she’s fuming.

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Jury service on 17:15 - Jul 26 with 1096 viewsITFC_Forever

I done it in around 1997, when I was only 22. Missed the trial of the Millwall fans who re-arranged PR and a number of our fans after the last game of the 1995-96 season by a week.

At the start of the case, you will be asked if you know anyone who appears as a defendant / witness and you must inform the court immediately if you do. Similarly, if you drink in a certain pub (where a scrap might have happened for example), then you must declare it - basically anything that may mean you could be seen to not be an independent witness.

Need to pay attention to some of the detail of the case, but there can be times where you're sitting around while they discuss the legal technicalities of the case (jury is not required in court when then do this).

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Jury service on 17:18 - Jul 26 with 1083 viewsfooters

Jury service on 17:14 - Jul 26 by Reuser_is_God

Missus just finished her 1st week, 0 cases she’s fuming.


Let me get this right... You take two weeks off work, turn up at court every day and wait to see if you'll get picked like the fat kid on sports day?

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Jury service on 17:15 - Jul 26 by ITFC_Forever

I done it in around 1997, when I was only 22. Missed the trial of the Millwall fans who re-arranged PR and a number of our fans after the last game of the 1995-96 season by a week.

At the start of the case, you will be asked if you know anyone who appears as a defendant / witness and you must inform the court immediately if you do. Similarly, if you drink in a certain pub (where a scrap might have happened for example), then you must declare it - basically anything that may mean you could be seen to not be an independent witness.

Need to pay attention to some of the detail of the case, but there can be times where you're sitting around while they discuss the legal technicalities of the case (jury is not required in court when then do this).


I was at court once (in an official capacity) when a very harassed looking court official appeared, trying to find if there was a judge in the building who didn't own shares in a local company that was being prosecuted.

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Jury service on 17:27 - Jul 26 with 1053 viewsfactual_blue

Jury service on 17:18 - Jul 26 by footers

Let me get this right... You take two weeks off work, turn up at court every day and wait to see if you'll get picked like the fat kid on sports day?


Yes. And if you haven't got your rugby shorts, you'll have to play in your pants.

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Jury service on 17:30 - Jul 26 with 1036 viewsJ2BLUE

Is there any way to get out of it? Need to know for future reference.

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Jury service on 17:31 - Jul 26 with 1031 viewsSpruceMoose

Jury service on 17:30 - Jul 26 by J2BLUE

Is there any way to get out of it? Need to know for future reference.


Go in and be bigoted or discriminatory in your answers. They'll get shot quickly.

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Jury service on 17:32 - Jul 26 with 1026 viewsJ2BLUE

Jury service on 17:31 - Jul 26 by SpruceMoose

Go in and be bigoted or discriminatory in your answers. They'll get shot quickly.


Good tip. I'll claim to hate everyone equally.

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Jury service on 17:34 - Jul 26 with 1023 viewsBloomBlue

The underage rape case with all the photos etc wasn't a case I would want to do again as a juror.

I've done it 4 times now although on the 2nd time I wasnt picked for a single case

I do know someone who was on the jury in a burglary case involving guns and a couple of guys on the jury were beaten up by friends of the defendant after leaving the court. But that's very rare.

Enjoy it
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Jury service on 17:48 - Jul 26 with 975 viewsfooters

Jury service on 17:27 - Jul 26 by factual_blue

Yes. And if you haven't got your rugby shorts, you'll have to play in your pants.


Easy, fella. You did't work for the beeb, did you?

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Jury service on 17:50 - Jul 26 with 981 viewsSitfcB

I’ve done it, was quite interesting.

Had one case for the whole first week, got told on the Friday wasn’t needed for the next week, was gutted.

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Jury service on 17:51 - Jul 26 with 968 viewsSitfcB

Jury service on 17:18 - Jul 26 by footers

Let me get this right... You take two weeks off work, turn up at court every day and wait to see if you'll get picked like the fat kid on sports day?


They might even tell you on the first day that you aren’t needed at all for the two weeks!

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Jury service on 20:14 - Jul 26 with 802 viewsStokieBlue

Jury service on 16:48 - Jul 26 by footers

I'm reading De Sade at the moment, weirdly enough.


Harsh downer there!

We both know you were looking up 18th century guillotine plans as soon as you opened the envelope jay on the off chance.

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Jury service on 20:30 - Jul 26 with 774 viewsFreddies_Ears

I did it years ago in my student days. Only got on one case, it was mildly interesting. Jury was split 50-50 between "hang him, he's guilty"(men) and "he's such a nice kid, he couldn't have done it" (women). We went to 10-2 after half a day of arguments, found him guilty, and then the long list of previous was revealed.
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Jury service on 16:47 - Jul 26 by StokieBlue

Lets hope it's not an aristocratic type.

SB


There'd be no need for a trial, then.

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